Get Involved: Committees, Task Forces, SIGs, and Study Groups

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Volunteer Opportunities 

MDS prides itself in having a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve on Committees, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups and Study Groups. Each of these groups serves a special purpose in the Society. You can learn more about each group, and how to become a member, below.

Translation Reviewer Interest Form

MDS is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the MDS Rating Scales Translation Program to serve as Translation Reviewers. The MDS Rating Scales Translation Program actively translates the MDS-UPDRS, UDysRS and MDS-NMS. Volunteers who are fluent in English are required to review the back-translation and compare it to the original English scale for accuracy of meaning and intent. Fluency in a secondary language is not required. Members will serve on the Translation Review Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Rating Scales Translation Steering Committee that oversees the functions of the Rating Scales Translation Program.

Task Force Interest Form

MDS is seeking members interested in serving as members of the newly created Task Force on Postural Abnormalities in Parkinsonism. Interest forms are due by December 11.

Please wait while we gather your results.

MDS Committees

Committees are permanent entities that that fulfill the clinical and scientific mission of the Society or run the business of the Society.

MDS Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Special Interest Groups serve as a forum for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to their focus area.

MDS Task Forces

Task Forces are appointed by the MDS President, with support from the Officers, to complete a specific mandate.

MDS Study Groups

Study Groups are groups of MDS members that seek to collaboratively study a specific aspect of movement disorders.

Looking for more ways to get involved?


  • Learn more about getting involved with the MDS Innovation Lab.
  • The next Committee interest form submission cycle will open again in 2021.
  • Opportunities for joining new Task Forces will be available on this page soon.

MDS Networking and Engagement Series

MDS Networking and Engagement Series: “For you – with you”

Connect with fellow MDS peers, experts and thought leaders as part of the new MDS Networking and Engagement Series: “For you – with you”!

Learn more

Ferreira Group

Want to Join a Study Group?

MDS Members can apply for the status of an MDS Study Group for specific research questions.

Please submit an online form to document your interest in the Study Group and your credentials.

Submit Interest Form

Join a special interest group
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Special Interest Group?

Special Interest Groups are open to all MDS members.

Simply log in to the Members Only section of the MDS website, select "My Profile" and choose your area of interest under the "Professional" tab.

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Join MDS today and discover how you can make a difference, or email for more information about ways to get involved.

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